About: Pilgrim Hospital / Urology Pilgrim Hospital Urology PE21 9QS Skegness & District General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Skegness & District General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics PE25 2BS
Posted by corgiboy (as ),
She was admitted to Pilgrim hospital in late April 2013 with an infection. She came out of Pilgrim a week later and went to Skegness for rehabilitation in early May. Seemed OK at first. She went back to Pilgrim in mid May for a CT scan and was back at Skegness that evening. The following day, something about the CT scan spooked the doctor at Skegness hospital and he referred her back to Pilgrim for further consultation. Admitted to CDU the staff nurse told me that a consultant had seen her and the scan and there was nothing acute, so they sent her back to Skegness on the next day.
Back at Skegness in the Gloucester ward Mum didn't seem quite as bright as she had been the first week at Skegness. The nursing staff were gradually completing an Intervention chart that week, but on visiting my mother on the Thursday evening I noticed she was behaving most oddly and seemed confused. Thinking it was an infection I mentioned it to the staff nurse on duty who said her observations had been OK at 6pm. I left at 8pm, the end of visiting time. At 9pm that evening I got a phone call from Skegness hospital to say there was something 'going on' we're sending your Mum back to Pilgrim.
At first they said she'd be going back to Skegness in a day or two but instead admitted her to Ward 8A with a urinary tract infection. This is what she had originally along with a suspected chest infection.
She spent all week on Ward 8A and was transferred to Skegness for rehabilitation on in late May. After one further night at Skegness, on the following morning I had a call from a doctor at Skegness saying that my mother was not capable of receiving rehabilitation and needs to go back to Pilgrim for her condition to improve, inferring that she had been let out too soon.
Not a happy story. Over all this time she has been declining, not getting better.